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Monitoring New Created Files from a Folder

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Monitoring New Created Files from a Folder

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Summary

File watcher creates the Excel queue for all incoming file paths in a folder. The queue of file paths can be used by any UiPath robot to perform any kind of operation on those files.

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Overview

Many times, we require to automate a process that has as input the new file in a folder. This job can be done in the processing BOT, but this will lead to the complexity of the process. We all need a solution for this scenario where we get the input in a queue form which can be either Excel, DB or Orchestrator queue. And the solution is a File Watcher, it checks the folder on continuous basis and provide syou the queue of file locations.
This UiPath BOT monitors a specific folder for new files in that folder. The files which are created in last x (any number) minutes will be picked up by the BOT. The extracted files from the folder will be logged in an Excel queue. The queue contains the location of the file, created time, unique ID for each file.
This BOT is very useful in monitoring the activities in a folder and picked up files can be used as the input for another process. The BOT can be scheduled to run 24X7 every x minutes to not lose any file.

Benefits

1. Highly Configurable.
2. Easy to use.
3. Easy to maintain output Excel queue.
4. No overhead in processor bot for queue creation.
5. A unique GUID for each file path in Excel queue which acts are the unique reference for the file.

Published: 17 Aug 2021 | Updated: 15 Jul 2021

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License

MIT


Code Language

Visual Basic


Runtime

.NET Core


Tags

FileWatcher
monitor
new files

Compatibility

Studio: 2018.4 - 2020.4


Dependencies

UiPath.Excel.Activities UiPath.Mail.Activities UiPath.System.Activities UiPath.UiAutomation.Activities UiPath.WebAPI.Activities


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